Since it was opened two years ago, Perak’s Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) has recorded a total of 4.5 million visitors. This was revealed by Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Chua Tee Yong who said that this is the highest number achieved in all eight centres plus two mini centres throughout the country.
According to him, UTC Perak also won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Innovation Award (AIPM) based on its efficiency and effectiveness. “With this achievement, proceeds collected from all the services provided at UTC Perak increased by RM187 million. This calculation was based on a total collection of RM566 million in 2014, compared to RM379 million in 2013.
Chua, who met with the media after his working visit to UTC Perak on January 12, expressed hopes that the performance by UTC Perak is maintained at a consistent level. He added, “Importance should be placed on consistency to provide the best possible service to the community.”
Also present were State Executive Councillor Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon and manager of UTC Perak, Shahrulnizam Jaafar.
Chua also disclosed that at this point, with eight UTCs and two mini centres in Malaysia, four states are still without one. They are Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis.”We’re still in the midst of discussion with the respective state governments to identify a strategic location to establish a centre, one that is accessible to the public,” he said.